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Worst CasesTerror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination$
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Lee Clarke

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780226108599

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.001.0001

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Worst Cases: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Worst Cases: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

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Worst Cases
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Lee Clarke

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.003.0001

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the so-called worst cases. This volume examines how extreme events happen, how they come to be thought of as worst cases, how projections of the worst cases are built and what the worst cases do. It suggests that looking at the worst case will allow people not only to see what is frightening but what is also enlightening. The central argument of this volume is that worst cases or disaster are normal parts of life, they may be spectacular but they are also prosaic in their cognitive and institutional patterns.

Keywords:   worst cases, frightening, enlightening, disasters, cognitive patterns, institutional patters

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